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The Study Skills Handbook 4th edition By Stella Cottrell Praise from students for the 3rd edition ‘Without this book you can get by just fine with your education, but with it you could be exceptional.’ - Zac ‘This book literally wills you to succeed, it’s inspirational.’ - Anon Reviews from lecturers for the 3rd edition ‘Among similar books I think that Cottrell’s book stands out in its innovative presentation, common sense approach and practicality... The job of universities is changing as we can no longer assume that students know how to learn - and so we must guide them. This book is an excellent support for that mission.’ - Dr Keith Pond, The Business School, Loughborough University, UK ‘Brilliant book - essential for any undergraduate.’ - Jenny Fisher, Division of Psychology and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK An essential companion for succeeding with your studies. Bestselling author Stella Cottrell equips students with the skills needed to improve their grades, build confidence and plan for the future they want. Recognising that we each have a unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach helps students find the key to unlock their potential. This edition features a brand new chapter on ‘Managing Time as a Student’ and additional materials on ‘Success as a Student’ and ‘Student Research Projects’. E-learning is now covered throughout. With a fully revised text design, this new edition of the UK’s biggest-selling study skills guide is a must-have for learners at all levels. 9781137289254 • April 2013 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval Previous edition ISBN 9780230573055 • £13.99

See page 11 for an edition of The Study Skills Handbook in Simplified Chinese


Also by Stella Cottrell Critical Thinking Skills - 2nd edition Developing Effective Analysis and Argument By Stella Cottrell ‘The book that I’ve loved the most in the entire year. Totally life changing.’ - Student This leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations along with plenty of examples and activities develop understanding at each stage. Now in two-colour, this edition has been fully revised and contains a brand new chapter on ‘Critical Reflection’ along with additional material on essays and referencing. 9780230285293 • May 2011 • £13.99 • Available on ICS and Approval New

Study Skills Connected Using Technology to Support Your Studies By Stella Cottrell and Neil Morris Helps students to make effective use of new technologies to enhance their studies whilst also meeting academic requirements. Covering a broad range of topics from being part of an online learning community, managing information for online study, to podcasts, blogs and collaborative writing using wikis and social media, it is designed to assist learners in using new technologies for academic purposes to make studying more interesting and effective. 9781137019455 • July 2012 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Skills for Success - 2nd edition Personal Development and Employability By Stella Cottrell ‘This is a good book for mapping out all of your plans and goals in life - it has motivation, inspiration and also some tools for achieving what you want.’ Student Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop the valuable career skills wanted by today’s employers including team working, emotional intelligence and problem solving. This edition has a new chapter on ‘Understanding your Personal Performance’ and updated information on job applications. 9780230250185 • May 2010 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval



The Palgrave Student Planner 2012–2013 By Stella Cottrell ‘A brilliant life organiser!’ - Student, London Metropolitan University, UK This bestselling planner is a complete self-management tool. It contains everything students need to organise their information and time effectively, including study skills advice, diary pages, useful contacts and websites, personal finance guidance, timetables and more, as well as a useful bookmark and storage pocket. New features added in response to student feedback for 2012-13 include money saving tips, an expanded financial section, international conversion charts for clothing and shoes and common symbols and abbreviations. 9780230362475 • May 2012 • £7.99 incl VAT The Palgrave Student Planner is published annually, with the next edition planned for May 2013


The Exam Skills Handbook - 2nd edition Achieving Peak Performance By Stella Cottrell The new edition of this bestselling guide offers students of any subject and level an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to approaching revision and exams. It provides ideas and techniques to help students build a plan for achieving their best possible performance, from long-term strategies to tips for last-minute preparation. This edition has been fully revised and includes two new chapters on ‘Multiple Choice Question Exams (MCQs)’ and ‘Managing Different Types of Exam’, plus extra guidance on writing good exam essays. 9780230358546 • February 2012 • £11.99 • Available on ICS and Approval New

You2Uni Decide. Prepare. Apply. By Stella Cottrell This is the ideal book for young people thinking about going to university, and for teachers and careers advisors wanting to support entry into higher education. It helps readers to make informed decisions about what is right for them, to improve their academic skills, and to develop skills for independent everyday life. 9781137022424 • July 2012 • £11.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


Referencing New

Cite Them Right - 9th edition The Essential Referencing Guide By Richard Pears and Graham Shields ‘Our uni is now using this as the marking guide for referencing. We are yet to find something that we can’t reference using this book!’ Student Bookbuyer ‘I am using this book for my degree. I had never had to use referencing before this and had basically NO clue. This book is very "user friendly"and has every reference you could ever need. This honestly is the best book I have ever bought and will see me right through my degree. I highly recommend this book; it will take away all the stress in trying to sort your referencing out.’ - Amazon Review

'This book is the standard for referencing and citations at our university and I can see why. It is useful for people at all levels of writing, from those still at school to the very top of academia. The book is very clearly and logically laid out and, in light of the increasing number of electronic sources, has been updated to include any manner of places from which you may want to quote, even including sources such as director’s commentaries on DVDs!’ - Heather Bates, London, UK This leading book is the most trusted source around, thanks to clear examples of how to reference just about any material, whether from print or electronic sources, and practical advice on secondary referencing, paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism. Sources covered include books, journals, websites, legal documents, podcasts, media, art, musical scores, comics, graffiti, logos and unpublished work. The new edition includes updated and new examples from Harvard, APA, MHRA, OSCOLA and Vancouver referencing styles. 9781137273116 • April 2013 • £10.99 • Available on ICS and Approval Previous edition ISBN 9780230272316


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Writing Skills New

Improve Your Grammar By Mark Harrison, Vanessa Jakeman and Ken Paterson An accessible study and practice book, covering all the areas where grammatical mistakes are typically made even by native English speakers. Using realistic academic contexts, each unit explains the key grammar in a clear and lively way, before checking understanding with easy-to-use practice exercises that build the reader’s confidence. Essential for anyone wanting to produce clear, grammatically sound and properly punctuated sentences. 9780230360532 • August 2012 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


The Student Phrase Book Vocabulary for Writing at University By Jeanne Godfrey A self-reference guide, phrase book for key academic vocabulary to help students use appropriate words and phrases in their writing at university. It gives information on around 1,300 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases that most often cause students problems – words such as cogent, fallacy, infer, non-sequitur, proposition, substantive and succinct.. Also includes examples of common errors from real university essays to help improve error awareness and editing skills. 9780230289338 • March 2013 • £10.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


How to Use your Reading in your Essays - 2nd edition By Jeanne Godfrey Featuring real texts and examples of student writing, this practical book guides the undergraduate student through the process of effectively using reading in their essays. It covers selecting what to read, how to quote, paraphrase and summarise sources, through to spotting and correcting mistakes in the final essay. It also includes key vocabulary for using sources and practice in checking and correcting common errors. 9781137294685 • April 2013 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Mature Student's Guide to Writing - 3rd edition By Jean Rose Now in its third edition, this popular text includes new features such as a detailed analysis of real student essays, a more concise guide to referencing, and a new chapter on ‘The Proposal for Your Undergraduate Dissertation’. Thoroughly revised and updated, each chapter includes objectives and checklists; key points are highlighted throughout. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, this is an invaluable companion for the mature student. 9780230297876 • August 2012 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval



How to Write Better Essays - 3rd edition By Bryan Greetham ‘This is an excellent book, and has totally changed the way I study.’ - Nick Barrow, Law Student Revised and updated, the third edition of this bestselling guide carefully tackles each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to research, planning, writing and revision, teaching students not just how to improve their study skills, but their thinking skills too. It now includes two new chapters on ‘Criticising Arguments’ and ‘Reflective Writing’, additional examples, exercises and assignments, together with a companion website featuring a complete essay. 9781137293282 • April 2013 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval Previous edition ISBN 9780230224803

How to Write your Undergraduate Dissertation By Bryan Greetham Examining each essential stage of researching and writing a dissertation, this step-by-step guide shows students across all disciplines how to use qualitative and quantitative research techniques, how to generate ideas and develop them into original research projects, and how to write a clear and concise dissertation. 9780230218758 • April 2009 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval New

Write it Right - 2nd edition The Secrets of Effective Writing By John Peck and Martin Coyle Shows students how to make their writing both effective and grammatically correct. Carefully organised into a sequence of short, lively mini units, the book deals with particular tasks such as job applications and problems like punctuation. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example ‘When does one use italics and/or underlining?’ 9780230373846 • July 2012 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Student's Guide to Writing - 3rd edition Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling By John Peck and Martin Coyle This guide has long been praised by lecturers in all disciplines for its clarity and practical advice. Aimed at students wishing to improve their writing skills, it deals with the key basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling while also showing how to construct a sentence, build a paragraph, and structure an essay. Features an expanded 'Spot the Mistake' chapter to help students understand and correct common errors. 9780230373884 • July 2012 • £12.99 • Available on ICS and Approval 9

Student to Student New

University Life Making it Work For You By Lauren Lucien Written by a recent graduate with insights from fellow students, this lively and accessible book covers every aspect of the student experience. It answers questions, addresses common anxieties, and gives the honest ‘Inside Story’ on what to expect from university. Topics range from what to pack for university and living in halls to shopping for food, managing money and successful study. 9780230392311 • July 2012 • £7.99


How to Get a First Insights and Advice from a First-Class Graduate By Michael Tefula Michael Tefula, a recent first-class graduate, provides students with a lively and original perspective on how to gain an outstanding degree. His book combines personal experience, scientific research and motivating anecdotes from other students to create a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of academic success. It is full of practical strategies to immediately boost grades and improve confidence. 9780230362208 • July 2012 • £7.99

Presentation Skills for Students - 2nd edition By Joan van Emden and Lucinda Becker ‘This is a really useful book for students and lecturers with helpful links and reminders of how to present oneself and subject material in a range of situations.’ - Department of Environment Studies, University of Hull at Scarborough, UK Topics covered include speaking effectively in seminars and tutorials, delivering formal presentations and succeeding at job interviews. Regular checklists and the friendly, down-to-earth style make this an ideal reference tool. 9780230243040 • July 2010 • £13.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook By Ruth Helyer Work-based learning is a new route to gaining an HE award and courses are developing rapidly. This is the first hands-on guide for learners which will help them to get the most out of their university experience. Real-life case studies and useful activities are embedded throughout, illuminating routes to university qualifications based on workplace activity. 9780230229563 • June 2010 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


For International Students New

The Study Skills Handbook (Simplified Chinese language edition) By Stella Cottrell The no. 1 bestselling study skills book is now available in a Chinese language translation, ideal for the growing number of Chinese students embarking on a course at an English-speaking institution. Offers guidance for a reflective and well-informed approach to studying in higher education at a western college or university. 9780230362468 • February 2013 • £14.99

The International Student Handbook By Hayo Reinders, Nick Moore and Marilyn Lewis ‘The authors show a keen awareness of the many difficulties faced by international students. What makes this book accessible, despite its ambitious coverage, is its clear language and presentation.’ - Siew Hean Read, Language Consultant, English Language Self-Access Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand Aimed at providing non-native English speakers with the skills needed to study overseas at an English-speaking university, this practical handbook helps prepare students for living abroad, understand university culture, and improves their English. It is built around hands-on, practical activities to make studying a success. 9780230545199 • September 2008 • £16.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Study Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language By Marilyn Lewis and Hayo Reinders An ideal guide for any international student studying at an Englishspeaking university. Based on interviews with international students and their teachers, this book offers straightforward advice on academic and social topics as well as the culture of western universities. It also contains a helpful mini-dictionary of words used at university. 9781403900265 • July 2003 • £15.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Study Skills for International Postgraduates By Martin Davies Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise students’ chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills. 9781403995803 • August 2011 • £16.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


Books for Specific Courses We offer a wide range of study skills books for specific subjects. For a full list go to This is a selection of our most popular titles.

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students - 2nd edition By Julio Gimenez ‘Why did such a book not exist when I was in my early study years? The content is compact, interesting and easy to read. Very informative.’ - Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton, UK Developing understanding of the basics of academic writing and cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking, this text is an invaluable resource for learners at all levels. 9780230285187 • May 2011 • £13.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Great Ways to Learn Anatomy & Physiology By Charmaine McKissock This highly visual study skills companion presents students with innovative techniques to make studying anatomy and physiology easier. Complex processes are brought to life with imaginative diagrams and storylines that aid understanding, reinforce memory and also support students with memory, dyslexic or mathematical difficulties. 9780230209916 • September 2009 • £17.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Studying Law - 3rd edition By Simon Askey and Ian McLeod Concise and engaging, this book provides students of law with the fundamental knowledge, skills and techniques required to succeed on their course. Essential reading for both specialists and students on interdisciplinary courses, this new edition incorporates changes resulting from the Treaty of Lisbon and the creation of the UK Supreme Court. 9780230302792 • July 2011 • £15.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

Writing for Law By Dave Powell and Emma Teare This is an easy-to-use guide on how to complete the various types of assessment normally encountered in undergraduate law programmes. Encouraging students to apply the skills they have learnt, it covers a wide range of tasks including essay writing, giving presentations and moots, taking exams and completing dissertations. 9780230236448 • June 2010 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


Research Skills Information Skills Finding and Using the Right Resources By Jonathan Grix and Gerald Watkins This illustrated guide offers practical advice on how to source and use the right resources. It includes guidance on how to carry out a ‘traditional’ literature review and covers all the skills needed for finding and evaluating information. 9780230222502 • April 2010 • £13.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Undergraduate Research Handbook By Gina Wisker This practical, research-informed text presents students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write, and present quality research. It helps to develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports. 9780230520974 • August 2009 • £14.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Postgraduate Research Handbook - 2nd edition By Gina Wisker Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the student through the various stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers. 9780230521308 • October 2007 • £19.99 • Available on ICS and Approval

The Foundations of Research - 2nd edition By Jonathan Grix ‘The welcome second edition of this well-received book provides a clear and practical guide to the tools and terminology of research which will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.’ - Wyn Grant, Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, UK Accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. Covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses. 9780230248977 • May 2010 • £18.99 • Available on ICS and Approval


Research Skills (continued) New

Authoring a PhD - 2nd edition How to Plan, Draft, Write & Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation By Patrick Dunleavy ‘[It] is superb… it is hard to see how many PhD students ever managed to write an acceptable thesis without reading it. I know of no other work offering advice of such substance.’ - John Peck, Cardiff University, UK An indispensable, time-saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies and law. It offers solid advice to help PhD students cope with the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organising their work effectively, as well as guidance on being examined and getting published. 9780230242326 • April 2013 • £19.99 • Previous edition ISBN 9781403905840


Maximizing the Impacts of University Research By Patrick Dunleavy and Jane Tinkler In today’s world of impact assessments, targets and budget cuts, demonstrating research impact is of ever greater importance. This is the only book to offer comprehensive guidance on the subject to researchers at all levels and from all disciplines, helping them to achieve greater visibility and influence with both academic and external audiences. 9780230377608 • April 2013 • 19.99 New

Getting to Grips with Doctoral Research By Margaret Walshaw Confused about your doctoral studies? Not sure what’s required but unable to ask? This book can help! Aware of the difficulties faced by many doctoral students, it clarifies common concerns about the processes, conventions and expectations involved and helps to avoid needless mistakes that can be costly in terms of time, money and research quality. 9780230369559 • November 2012 • £17.99


Structuring Your Research Thesis By Susan Carter, Frances Kelly and Ian Brailsford Drawing on the experiences of students worldwide, this is the first book to offer research students in the arts, humanities and social sciences practical guidance to organising their ideas using an effective and coherent thesis structure. It provides a range of alternative approaches, each introduced by real-life case studies, to help students find new ideas for structuring their work. 9780230308138 • June 2012 • £12.99


Books For Academics Teaching Study Skills & Supporting Learning By Stella Cottrell Sets study skills teaching in context and outlines positive environments for enhancing student skills. Addresses areas such as supportive infrastructures, induction, and supporting ‘at risk’ students. Topics include: interactive group skills, revision and exam strategies, writing, memory and critical analysis skills. 9780333921241 • September 2001 • £24.99 New

The Good Supervisor - 2nd edition Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations By Gina Wisker Offers help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diverse range of students on a wide variety of research projects. Building on the success of the first edition, it draws on a wealth of new research, literature and developments in the professional field of supervision, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 9780230246218 • July 2012 • £22.99

Universities into the 21st Century An important series of books for those interested in HE policy, these books combine research, good practice and policy issues worldwide. Find out more at

Learning Development in Higher Education By Peter Hartley, John Hilsdon, Christine Keenan, Sandra Sinfield and Michelle Verity Shows how learning development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK’s largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success. 9780230241480 • November 2010 • £24.99

Teaching for Understanding at University Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of Thinking By Noel Entwistle Brings together a range of research findings and professional experience about the effects of teaching on the quality of learning at university, encouraging university teachers to think broadly and imaginatively about approaches to teaching in their own area to help students develop deep, personal understandings of the subject. 9780333962985 • July 2009 • £24.99 15

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